Axis at the Wellington Phoenix


Axis doctors Mark Fulcher and Sarah Beable were on the sideline for the Wellington Phoenix's A-League fixture against the Central Coast Mariners at Eden Park.

The match was notable for the use of the FFA's concussion policy for the first time.  The policy states that for a suspected head injury the team doctor can ask for the game to be suspended for three minutes while the player is assessed.  While this is clearly not long enough to adequately diagnose and assess a head injury it is a very good initiative. Simple sideline tests can help determine whether the player can safely continue.

New concussion guidelines

Axis Sports Medicine Specialist Dr Mark Fulcher has been part of an ACC think tank which has developed new guidelines for the assessment and management of concussion.

FIFA U20 World Cup 2015

Axis Sports Medicine Specialists is playing a key role in the delivery of the FIFA U20 World Cup being held in New Zealand in 2015.

Are we pampering our athletes

Dr Graham Paterson reflects on his experience at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.